All set for the 2018 Dubai Paralympic Grand Prix

Written By: Fredrick Muoki


The 2017 1500m World Paralympics athletics gold medalist Samuel Muchai is among athletes who will leave the country next week for the Dubai Paralympic Grand Prix.

Muchai will be out to reclaim his titles he won in 2016 during the

The event comes barely months after Muchai was named the Sports Personality of the year after winning a gold medal in the 2017 World Para Athletics championships in London.

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Muchai who is also the 2016 5000m 2016 Paralympic Champion has been in a training camp at Nandi hills for almost two months now.

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His first target this year is to defend the gold medals he won in both 1500m and 5000m titles in 2016 during the Dubai Faza Grand Prix championship.

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Last year, Muchai did not feature in the event due to a tight schedule but will be back this year as the championship celebrates its 10th anniversary since its inception in 2009.

Other athletes expected to feature in the championship include Irene Cherono who has been in training camp at Kapsabet grounds, Nancy Koech and Wilson Bii.

Dubai will host the season opening Grand Prix with around 450 athletes set to compete between 13-16 March. At the 2017 Dubai Grand Prix athletes smashed seven world records and with warm weather practically guaranteed, more records could fall once again at the Dubai Club for the Disabled track.

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 After the Dubai championship, attention will be shifted to the Morocco Grand Prix that will be held in mid-July.





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